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Former Stig Ben Collins: Onboard with Project CARS

Some say his voice is inseparable from the mating call of a whale and he can drive a car using just the power of his mind.

We say he’s onboard with Project CARS! Slightly Mad Studios is delighted to announce that the man formerly known as ‘The Stig’, Ben Collins, will be joining Project CARS as a contributor.

“I’m delighted to be working on Project CARS to create the best racing simulation in the world! Computer ‘games’ and simulations have become integral to success on the race track and I will be applying all my racing knowledge to provide handling input and advice to the builds on a regular basis. I’m also looking forward to meeting some of the project’s contributors at the trackday events and working with SMS’s team of experts, whose passion and pedigree will be key to the development of this incredibly exciting new model.”


In case you’ve been living under a stone for the entirety of your life, you’ll probably know Ben best as the man known formerly as ‘The Stig’ from BBC’s popular Top Gear show. But he has also had an extensive racing career since 1994, including driving for teams in GT racing, Le Mans, Formula Three and more.

Ben will be offering his invaluable advice and insight on various aspects of the project, including working towards making the handling feel as authentic as possible, and we’re very excited to have him onboard :)

Ian Bell, MD of the company behind Project CARS and the WMD platform said, “When we found out Ben was interested in the project it was an obvious decision to get him involved. I can’t think of anyone better. As ‘the Stig’ he has driven the best cars in the world and was universally regarded as the best real racing driver around. The experience that he can bring to the team will be invaluable. He’s also really enthusiastic about working in a new development model alongside fans, members of the public and experienced developers alike.”

IMAGE COURTESY OF CAR MAGAZINE.


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